Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
has recorded a video for the It Gets Better campaign.
The It Gets Better Project encourages
bullied LGBT teens considering suicide to hang in there, because life
eventually gets better.
In the 3-minute video, Wasserman
Schultz, 45, says bullying and growing up sometimes “sucks,” but
assures viewers that with time things will get better.
“Sometimes it's hard to see that what
we are going through won't last forever,” she said. “When we are
in a tough spot, it's hard to imagine there will ever be a time when
it doesn't feel like the world is crashing in on us. But things will
get better. They always do.”
Last year, President Barack Obama
appointed Wasserman Schultz as the chair of the Democratic National
Committee (DNC). Her record on gay rights is perfect, said the Human
Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest gay rights advocate, in
its latest Congressional Scorecard.
“Someday soon, much sooner than you
think, you will be an adult and you'll be able to laugh and love and
live the life that seems so impossible right now. So, whether you
are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning or feeling
awkward, different or alone remember that there is an incredible life
waiting out there for you.” (The video is embedded in the right
panel of this page. Visit
our video library for more videos.)